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Monument Number 443855

Hob Uid: 443855
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6554084070
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn east of Fernworthy stone circle visible as a low mound measuring 6.7m by 7m with a height of 0.5m. It has various amorphous areas of disturbance, some may date to excavations of 1897. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 65558407) Cairn (NR). (1)

A cairn situated 80 yds east of stone circle (SX 68 SE 56), excavated
1898. It had a diameter of 19 feet and was 2 ft in height. It was
It was originally surrounded by a stone circle, of which only three
remained. The barrow contained a central pit 4ft wide, 7ft long; and
deep. The pit was packed with stones and contained a button, a food
vessel of beaker type, a flint knife and spear-head or knife of
bronze. (2)

The cairn is 5.8m in diameter with three stones spaced on the east
side. (3)

Centred SX 65558407 is a cairn measuring 6.7m (N to S) by 7m and 0.5m high. It possesses several amorphous scarps which are probably the result of excavations in 1897 (2). In the centre of the top is a small modern rectangular hole - probably caused by a stake.
The area around the cairn is covered by amorphous scarping as well as ridging from forestry planting. A slight ditch curving around the N of the cairn from the NW through to the NE might be the result of excavation to locate a kerb. To the E, the SE and to the S are large stones which might be the remains of a circle. (4)


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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Page(s) : 107-9
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Vol(s) : 30, 1898
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ancient Monuments in Forestry Commission Land Dartmoor 1976 Mss (J Turner)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Chapman H 01-JUN-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24-Jul-98
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Source : SX 68 SE 1-6, 44-47, 49-50, 55-59, 66-67, 89-93
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Source : Fernworthy/ink survey
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Source : Fernworthy stone row and circle/pencil survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 593
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28672
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 57
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 443856
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443853
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443854
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443857
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443898
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FERNWORTHY FOREST
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1898-01-01
End Date : 1898-12-31
Associated Activities : DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-06-01
End Date : 1996-06-01